developer: Machine Games
publisher: Bethesda Softworks
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet, players: 1-2
Wolfenstein: Alt History Collection is a compilation of four FPSs from the Wolfenstein series, developed by the Machine Games studio (and in the case of Wolfenstein: Youngblood - also the Arkane Studios team cooperating with it), which is developing the brand since 2014. The set was released by Bethesda Softworks.
Wolfenstein: Alt History Collection presents an alternative version of the story in which the Germans won World War II with their wonder weapons ( Wunderwaffe). Wolfenstein: The New Order takes us on a journey to 1960, and the main character of this game is B.J. Blazkowicz, a soldier of Polish descent, who is fierce hatred for the Nazis. The protagonist joins a small resistance movement with which he tries to end German domination of the world by targeting General Wilhelm Strasse, known as the Deathshead. About the events preceding the plot of this game tells Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, where we can see what the world looked like in 1946, when the Nazis were one step away from winning the war. The second part of the series, subtitled The New Colossus, takes us to the Nazi-occupied United States in 1961. B. J. Blazkowicz and his comrades join the local rebels to grab their weapons and face the army controlled by Frau Engel. Wolfenstein: Youngblood, on the other hand, takes us to Paris from the 1980s, where the daughters of B.J. Blazkowicz go in search of their missing father, that is Jessica and Sophie. At the same time, the girls are joining the local resistance movement fighting General Lothar and his soldiers.
In the games making up the Wolfenstein: Alt History Collection, the action is seen from a first person perspective (FPP). They are divided into missions, where we travel through various locations and perform tasks that push the plot forward; however, there is also no shortage of optional targets waiting to be implemented. The main feature of the game are the fights with the enemies, which we eliminate by making use of an extensive, retrofuturistic arsenal. It contains not only classic firearms, such as guns or machine guns, but also more sophisticated murder tools, like laser guns or flamethrowers. Although nothing stands in the way of throwing ourselves at our enemies with a battle cry on our lips, in many places we can act silently, sneaking behind their backs and killing them by surprise with cold weapons (like a knife or axe). This is useful because we will not find here the automatic regeneration of health; instead, the authors have opted for the old-school solution of having to collect first aid kits and armour.
Although the first three games developed by Machine Games are classic FPSs, Wolfenstein: Youngblood is much closer to the looter shooters. The game stands out from its predecessors with its experience levels, which gives us access to new active and passive skills; besides, the enemies also have their levels, and a frontal attack on an enemy that is too strong can end tragically for us. In addition, we develop the characters by getting better and better equipment and improving the ones we already have. The game also offers partially open maps full of alternative paths.
Wolfenstein: Youngblood is the only element of the Wolfenstein: Alt History Collection, which has a cooperation mode in addition to the single player mode.
The games included in the Wolfenstein: Alt History Collection work on the id Tech technology; Wolfenstein: The New Order and its prequel use the fifth edition of this engine, while the next two parts of the cycle - the sixth. Their graphic design is decent and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus and Youngblood in particular may appeal to you.
age requirements: 18+
PC / Windows
- Intel Core i5-3570 3.4 GHz / AMD FX-8350 4.0 GHz
- 8 GB RAM
- graphic card 4 GB GeForce GTX 770 or better
- 40 GB HDD
- Windows 7/8.1/10 64-bit
- Intel Core i7-4770 3.4 GHz / AMD FX-9370 4.4 GHz
- 16 GB RAM
- graphic card 6 GB GeForce GTX 1060 or better
- 40 GB HDD
- Windows 7/8.1/10 64-bit